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Cameron Smead (@cameronsmead) is a 22-year old journalism and media studies major at San Diego State University who interns for Elle Communications (@ellecomm). My day as an Elle Communications public relations intern began at 7:15 a.m. when my alarm started screaming Taylor Swift. After punching snooze a couple times and deciding that an extra 20 minutes of sleep was well worth not straightening my hair, I jumped in the shower. Elle does not have a dress code. We are free to dress up or down as we please, but this didn’t stop me from mentally trying on outfits all throughout my showering time. Today I decided on black True Religion jeans, a brown sweater and black peep toe pumps (I packed a pair of flats, too, just in case I needed to run to my car that I left illegally parked on the streets of downtown San Diego — yes, [...]

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With spring break right around the corner, the semester nearly halfway over, and summer getting closer every day, it’s that time of the year where friends, family, and cousins are starting to ask that million-dollar question: “What are your summer plans?” If you’re like me, you’ve probably submitted a couple of applications, heard back from a few employers and are still waiting on the rest. No matter where you are in your internship search, we’re all just waiting to figure out the optimal way to spend our precious summer. For me, if all goes well and I graduate on time, this will probably be my last ‘official’ summer. I’ve got a couple options for the summer internship, but the likelihood of me staying in Austin this summer is pretty high. When I applied to be in the broadcast journalism sequence, I basically signed away the next three semesters of my [...]

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Sorry the Charlie Sheen internship made us slack on the blog posts yesterday! Next time we’ll #planbetter. There have been so many great submissions already, but the real ones are limited to 70 characters. Salon.com took the liberty of writing a long-form cover letter for Charlie Sheen’s social media internship, and we’re in love. Branigan Communications posts a short list of tips for working toward a full-time job, and it starts with internships. Remember yesterday’s good news about unemployment figures? It turns out the news is not as good for young job-seekers. Shameless self-promotion: I had a ton of fun doing a photo guest post for our raunchier friends at The Campus Socialite yesterday. The topic? Nine Kanye West tweets I wish I could utter at a job interview. [Warning: Potentially NSFW]

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Never been here before? Here’s a quick primer on the basic student features of Internships.com and how to get your internship search on a roll. Oh yeah … and there’s a blooper reel.

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Darius Bradley (@DatManager on Twitter) is a student at New York City’s Institute of Audio Research. Today he talks to us about his internship at Warner Bros. Records. A general day at Warner Bros. Records is vast, and commands a lot of common sense. Getting to the office in New York City in the heart of where business takes place, I come in three days a week at 10:30 a.m. — and I waste no time. I have to gather information from radio stations around the country about songs we’re pushing for our current artists. I send out CD’s, posters and prizes to regional directors. My position also deals with scanning important documents, introducing myself to other interns around the building and e-mailing constantly to let people know when I’m busy and not at my desk. Some days, projects do get handed to me to come up with ideas for [...]

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One million Twitter followers in just over 25 hours launched Charlie Sheen into the record books. Now, you can keep #tigerblood on top by applying for the Charlie Sheen Internship. This afternoon, Sheen tweeted to the world that he’s seeking a social media intern to help him monitor trends in the Twitterverse and manage logistics for a number of upcoming online projects this summer, with the ultimate goal of expanding his already astronomical presence on the Web. Candidates must apply at this contest link between now and Friday, March 11 at midnight, and describe in just 75 characters why they’re the best candidate for the job. The gig itself will last for eight weeks this summer, and we’re glad to see Sheen’s sharing the wealth by making it a paid internship. What can you accomplish in eight weeks? Stop for a moment and consider that at the time of this [...]

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Monday again, huh? Here’s what we’re gnawing on this morning. Are you a real Maverick? Here’s a what it takes to be a successful public relations intern, at least in the opinion of one PR agency. At a loss for words? They’re crucial in getting hired, and Fox Business says less young people are keeping their communication skills sharp. Is the job market finally turning around? Encouraging signs from the Labor Department. Ever wonder what it’s like to be a White House intern? Read this firsthand account.

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Asking for references after an internship isn’t exactly like asking for references from high school teachers for your college applications. It can be a little more intimidating to approach someone you’ve known for only a few months and ask them to recommend you for a job, especially when the company may have been hoping to hang on to you. That said, some things will always be the same. As a general rule for all recommendations, you should give the writer at least two weeks to write so it doesn’t interfere with their schedule. Thoughtful pieces, after all, require a little time for reflection. It’s also a good idea to send a note with two or three talking points to jog the writer’s memory. Write them in concise bullets, so it doesn’t seem like you’re just putting words in their mouth. This can be an excellent way to generate consistent messaging [...]

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Having an opportunity to intern for New York City’s Fashion Week was incredible. I was able to intern for Kimberly Ovitz, the designer whose famous “Glavis” dress sold out after Lindsay Lohan recently wore it to court. It was my first time in NYC and I absolutely loved every day I was there. One of my best friends, Mandi, got the same internship as me, so we tackled the city together. Traveling to work was an experience in itself. Neither of us had ever rode on the subway before, and since we were staying with our friend in Brooklyn, we had to master the subway routes pretty quickly to get to work early every morning in Manhattan. Since we were the “behind the scenes” people, we were required to wear a nice, all-black outfit every day were worked. We worked with about four other interns and Shanon, Kimberly’s online media [...]

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The Internet is full of dancing videos. Their stock is relatively cheap, as I’ve tried to communicate to my airline pilot uncle. But HASAN BABA takes a tired form to to new heights by synchronizing to pulsing electronic beat with a ferocity Justin Bieber would envy. He provides a blueprint for every aging dancer to follow: simplify your signature moves into two alternating stances and just lay into it. Even if your grandkids are totally unamused. Nagging Afterthought: Why does this family have two similar-sized TVs stacked on top of one another?

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